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  • Books on the Town Book Group
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    2019-05-01

    Event Category: Adult Book Groups

    Target Audience: Adults (18+)

    Books on the Town will meet June through August at 6:00 p.m. at various local restaurants. Join us for some interesting reading and lively conversation.

    Patrons will be responsible for purchase of their dinner and beverages.  Registration is required. Please call the library at 262-253-7760 to sign up.  Attendance is limited to 20 people.

    Copies of the selected books are available at the Circulation Desk. Please bring your library card to check out a copy.

    Visit our website or stop by the Reference Desk for specific dates and individual titles.

    Copies of the selected books are available at the Circulation Desk. Please bring your library card to check out a copy.

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  • Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
    3:00 PM-5:00 PM
    2019-05-02

     STAR WARS MOVIE MARATHON (Thursday, May 2, Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4)

    Join us for showings of the 6 classic Star Wars movies with free popcorn.  We will also have a variety of Star Wars activities throughout the weekend including a Star Wars Scavenger Hunt, Perler Beads, Meet & Greet with Storm Troopers and Star Wars Crafts.

    • MOVIES
      • Thursday, May 2 @ 3:00 p.m.                        The Phantom Menace
      • Thursday, May 2 @ 5:30 p.m.                        Attack of the Clones
      • Friday, May 3 @ 1:30 p.m.                              Revenge of the Sith
      • Saturday, May 4 @ 9:15 a.m.                         A New Hope
      • Saturday, May 4 @ 11:30 a.m.                       The Empire Strikes Back
      • Saturday, May 4 @ 1:45 p.m.                         Return of the Jedi
    • STAR WARS ACTIVITIES
      • April 29 – May 4                                                   Scavenger Hunt
      • Thursday, May 2 @ 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.            Star Wars (and other) Perler Beads
      • Saturday, May 4 @ 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.    Storm Troopers and Star Wars Crafts
  • Family Craft Circle
    4:00 PM-7:30 PM
    2019-05-02

    Stop in the 1st Thursday of the month anytime from 4:00 – 7:30 p.m. for a variety of different crafts.  Crafts are geared towards ages 5 to 11, but all ages are welcome to attend.

    • May 2: Star Wars (and other) Perler Beads
    • June 6: Space Crafts
    • August 1: Pony Bead Creatures
    • September 5: Back-to-School German Schultüte

    Due to the 4th of July, we will have no family craft circle on Thursday, July 4.  Feel free to visit us at the July 4th celebration at Fireman’s Park in Germantown for crafts and activities throughout the day!

  • Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
    5:30 PM-7:30 PM
    2019-05-02

     STAR WARS MOVIE MARATHON (Thursday, May 2, Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4)

    Join us for showings of the 6 classic Star Wars movies with free popcorn.  We will also have a variety of Star Wars activities throughout the weekend including a Star Wars Scavenger Hunt, Perler Beads, Meet & Greet with Storm Troopers and Star Wars Crafts.

    • MOVIES
      • Thursday, May 2 @ 3:00 p.m.                        The Phantom Menace
      • Thursday, May 2 @ 5:30 p.m.                        Attack of the Clones
      • Friday, May 3 @ 1:30 p.m.                              Revenge of the Sith
      • Saturday, May 4 @ 9:15 a.m.                         A New Hope
      • Saturday, May 4 @ 11:30 a.m.                       The Empire Strikes Back
      • Saturday, May 4 @ 1:45 p.m.                         Return of the Jedi
    • STAR WARS ACTIVITIES
      • April 29 – May 4                                                   Scavenger Hunt
      • Thursday, May 2 @ 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.            Star Wars (and other) Perler Beads
      • Saturday, May 4 @ 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.    Storm Troopers and Star Wars Crafts
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  • Nonfiction Book Group
    1:00 PM-2:00 PM
    2019-05-03

    Event Category: Adult Book Groups

    Target Audience: Adults (18+)

    The Nonfiction Book Group meets the 1st Friday of each month from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the library’s large meeting room.  Join us for some interesting reading and lively conversation.  No registration is required. All are welcome!  Free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate provided by the Friends of the Germantown Community Library!

    Visit our website or stop by the Reference Desk for specific dates and individual titles.

    Copies of the selected books are available at the Circulation Desk. Please bring your library card to check out a copy.

  • Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
    1:30 PM-3:30 PM
    2019-05-03

     STAR WARS MOVIE MARATHON (Thursday, May 2, Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4)

    Join us for showings of the 6 classic Star Wars movies with free popcorn.  We will also have a variety of Star Wars activities throughout the weekend including a Star Wars Scavenger Hunt, Perler Beads, Meet & Greet with Storm Troopers and Star Wars Crafts.

    • MOVIES
      • Thursday, May 2 @ 3:00 p.m.                        The Phantom Menace
      • Thursday, May 2 @ 5:30 p.m.                        Attack of the Clones
      • Friday, May 3 @ 1:30 p.m.                              Revenge of the Sith
      • Saturday, May 4 @ 9:15 a.m.                         A New Hope
      • Saturday, May 4 @ 11:30 a.m.                       The Empire Strikes Back
      • Saturday, May 4 @ 1:45 p.m.                         Return of the Jedi
    • STAR WARS ACTIVITIES
      • April 29 – May 4                                                   Scavenger Hunt
      • Thursday, May 2 @ 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.            Star Wars (and other) Perler Beads
      • Saturday, May 4 @ 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.    Storm Troopers and Star Wars Crafts
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  • Star Wars: A New Hope
    9:15 AM-11:15 AM
    2019-05-04

     STAR WARS MOVIE MARATHON (Thursday, May 2, Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4)

    Join us for showings of the 6 classic Star Wars movies with free popcorn.  We will also have a variety of Star Wars activities throughout the weekend including a Star Wars Scavenger Hunt, Perler Beads, Meet & Greet with Storm Troopers and Star Wars Crafts.

    • MOVIES
      • Thursday, May 2 @ 3:00 p.m.                        The Phantom Menace
      • Thursday, May 2 @ 5:30 p.m.                        Attack of the Clones
      • Friday, May 3 @ 1:30 p.m.                              Revenge of the Sith
      • Saturday, May 4 @ 9:15 a.m.                         A New Hope
      • Saturday, May 4 @ 11:30 a.m.                       The Empire Strikes Back
      • Saturday, May 4 @ 1:45 p.m.                         Return of the Jedi
    • STAR WARS ACTIVITIES
      • April 29 – May 4                                                   Scavenger Hunt
      • Thursday, May 2 @ 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.            Star Wars (and other) Perler Beads
      • Saturday, May 4 @ 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.    Storm Troopers and Star Wars Crafts
  • Star Wars Storm Troopers & Crafts
    10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    2019-05-04

     STAR WARS MOVIE MARATHON (Thursday, May 2, Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4)

    Join us for showings of the 6 classic Star Wars movies with free popcorn.  We will also have a variety of Star Wars activities throughout the weekend including a Star Wars Scavenger Hunt, Perler Beads, Meet & Greet with Storm Troopers and Star Wars Crafts.

    • MOVIES
      • Thursday, May 2 @ 3:00 p.m.                        The Phantom Menace
      • Thursday, May 2 @ 5:30 p.m.                        Attack of the Clones
      • Friday, May 3 @ 1:30 p.m.                              Revenge of the Sith
      • Saturday, May 4 @ 9:15 a.m.                         A New Hope
      • Saturday, May 4 @ 11:30 a.m.                       The Empire Strikes Back
      • Saturday, May 4 @ 1:45 p.m.                         Return of the Jedi
    • STAR WARS ACTIVITIES
      • April 29 – May 4                                                   Scavenger Hunt
      • Thursday, May 2 @ 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.            Star Wars (and other) Perler Beads
      • Saturday, May 4 @ 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.    Storm Troopers and Star Wars Crafts
  • Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back
    11:30 AM-1:30 PM
    2019-05-04

     STAR WARS MOVIE MARATHON (Thursday, May 2, Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4)

    Join us for showings of the 6 classic Star Wars movies with free popcorn.  We will also have a variety of Star Wars activities throughout the weekend including a Star Wars Scavenger Hunt, Perler Beads, Meet & Greet with Storm Troopers and Star Wars Crafts.

    • MOVIES
      • Thursday, May 2 @ 3:00 p.m.                        The Phantom Menace
      • Thursday, May 2 @ 5:30 p.m.                        Attack of the Clones
      • Friday, May 3 @ 1:30 p.m.                              Revenge of the Sith
      • Saturday, May 4 @ 9:15 a.m.                         A New Hope
      • Saturday, May 4 @ 11:30 a.m.                       The Empire Strikes Back
      • Saturday, May 4 @ 1:45 p.m.                         Return of the Jedi
    • STAR WARS ACTIVITIES
      • April 29 – May 4                                                   Scavenger Hunt
      • Thursday, May 2 @ 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.            Star Wars (and other) Perler Beads
      • Saturday, May 4 @ 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.    Storm Troopers and Star Wars Crafts
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
    1:45 PM-3:45 PM
    2019-05-04

     STAR WARS MOVIE MARATHON (Thursday, May 2, Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4)

    Join us for showings of the 6 classic Star Wars movies with free popcorn.  We will also have a variety of Star Wars activities throughout the weekend including a Star Wars Scavenger Hunt, Perler Beads, Meet & Greet with Storm Troopers and Star Wars Crafts.

    • MOVIES
      • Thursday, May 2 @ 3:00 p.m.                        The Phantom Menace
      • Thursday, May 2 @ 5:30 p.m.                        Attack of the Clones
      • Friday, May 3 @ 1:30 p.m.                              Revenge of the Sith
      • Saturday, May 4 @ 9:15 a.m.                         A New Hope
      • Saturday, May 4 @ 11:30 a.m.                       The Empire Strikes Back
      • Saturday, May 4 @ 1:45 p.m.                         Return of the Jedi
    • STAR WARS ACTIVITIES
      • April 29 – May 4                                                   Scavenger Hunt
      • Thursday, May 2 @ 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.            Star Wars (and other) Perler Beads
      • Saturday, May 4 @ 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.    Storm Troopers and Star Wars Crafts
  • More events
    • Star Wars: A New Hope
      9:15 AM-11:15 AM
      2019-05-04

       STAR WARS MOVIE MARATHON (Thursday, May 2, Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4)

      Join us for showings of the 6 classic Star Wars movies with free popcorn.  We will also have a variety of Star Wars activities throughout the weekend including a Star Wars Scavenger Hunt, Perler Beads, Meet & Greet with Storm Troopers and Star Wars Crafts.

      • MOVIES
        • Thursday, May 2 @ 3:00 p.m.                        The Phantom Menace
        • Thursday, May 2 @ 5:30 p.m.                        Attack of the Clones
        • Friday, May 3 @ 1:30 p.m.                              Revenge of the Sith
        • Saturday, May 4 @ 9:15 a.m.                         A New Hope
        • Saturday, May 4 @ 11:30 a.m.                       The Empire Strikes Back
        • Saturday, May 4 @ 1:45 p.m.                         Return of the Jedi
      • STAR WARS ACTIVITIES
        • April 29 – May 4                                                   Scavenger Hunt
        • Thursday, May 2 @ 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.            Star Wars (and other) Perler Beads
        • Saturday, May 4 @ 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.    Storm Troopers and Star Wars Crafts
    • Star Wars Storm Troopers & Crafts
      10:00 AM-11:00 AM
      2019-05-04

       STAR WARS MOVIE MARATHON (Thursday, May 2, Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4)

      Join us for showings of the 6 classic Star Wars movies with free popcorn.  We will also have a variety of Star Wars activities throughout the weekend including a Star Wars Scavenger Hunt, Perler Beads, Meet & Greet with Storm Troopers and Star Wars Crafts.

      • MOVIES
        • Thursday, May 2 @ 3:00 p.m.                        The Phantom Menace
        • Thursday, May 2 @ 5:30 p.m.                        Attack of the Clones
        • Friday, May 3 @ 1:30 p.m.                              Revenge of the Sith
        • Saturday, May 4 @ 9:15 a.m.                         A New Hope
        • Saturday, May 4 @ 11:30 a.m.                       The Empire Strikes Back
        • Saturday, May 4 @ 1:45 p.m.                         Return of the Jedi
      • STAR WARS ACTIVITIES
        • April 29 – May 4                                                   Scavenger Hunt
        • Thursday, May 2 @ 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.            Star Wars (and other) Perler Beads
        • Saturday, May 4 @ 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.    Storm Troopers and Star Wars Crafts
    • Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back
      11:30 AM-1:30 PM
      2019-05-04

       STAR WARS MOVIE MARATHON (Thursday, May 2, Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4)

      Join us for showings of the 6 classic Star Wars movies with free popcorn.  We will also have a variety of Star Wars activities throughout the weekend including a Star Wars Scavenger Hunt, Perler Beads, Meet & Greet with Storm Troopers and Star Wars Crafts.

      • MOVIES
        • Thursday, May 2 @ 3:00 p.m.                        The Phantom Menace
        • Thursday, May 2 @ 5:30 p.m.                        Attack of the Clones
        • Friday, May 3 @ 1:30 p.m.                              Revenge of the Sith
        • Saturday, May 4 @ 9:15 a.m.                         A New Hope
        • Saturday, May 4 @ 11:30 a.m.                       The Empire Strikes Back
        • Saturday, May 4 @ 1:45 p.m.                         Return of the Jedi
      • STAR WARS ACTIVITIES
        • April 29 – May 4                                                   Scavenger Hunt
        • Thursday, May 2 @ 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.            Star Wars (and other) Perler Beads
        • Saturday, May 4 @ 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.    Storm Troopers and Star Wars Crafts
    • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
      1:45 PM-3:45 PM
      2019-05-04

       STAR WARS MOVIE MARATHON (Thursday, May 2, Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4)

      Join us for showings of the 6 classic Star Wars movies with free popcorn.  We will also have a variety of Star Wars activities throughout the weekend including a Star Wars Scavenger Hunt, Perler Beads, Meet & Greet with Storm Troopers and Star Wars Crafts.

      • MOVIES
        • Thursday, May 2 @ 3:00 p.m.                        The Phantom Menace
        • Thursday, May 2 @ 5:30 p.m.                        Attack of the Clones
        • Friday, May 3 @ 1:30 p.m.                              Revenge of the Sith
        • Saturday, May 4 @ 9:15 a.m.                         A New Hope
        • Saturday, May 4 @ 11:30 a.m.                       The Empire Strikes Back
        • Saturday, May 4 @ 1:45 p.m.                         Return of the Jedi
      • STAR WARS ACTIVITIES
        • April 29 – May 4                                                   Scavenger Hunt
        • Thursday, May 2 @ 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.            Star Wars (and other) Perler Beads
        • Saturday, May 4 @ 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.    Storm Troopers and Star Wars Crafts
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  • Morning Book Group
    9:15 AM-10:15 AM
    2019-05-09

    Event Category: Adult Book Groups

    Target Audience: Adults (18+)

    The Morning Book Group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. in the library’s large meeting room. Join us for some interesting reading and lively conversation.  No registration is required. All are welcome!  Free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate provided by the Friends of the Germantown Community Library!

    Visit our website or stop by the Reference Desk for specific dates and individual titles.

    Copies of the selected books are available at the Circulation Desk. Please bring your library card to check out a copy.

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  • Friends Meeting
    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    2019-05-11

    Event Category: Friends of the Germantown Library

    Target Audience: Adults (18+)

    The Friends of the Germantown Community Library in Germantown, Wisconsin is a voluntary, non-profit group providing support and funding for the library.

    Meetings are held on the second Saturdays of the month at 9:00 a.m. at the library September – May.  All are welcome to attend!

    Visit the Friends website for additional information.

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  • Teen Game Nights
    4:00 PM-7:30 PM
    2019-05-16

    Teen Game Nights

    Drop on in for some games, snacks and video games for students in grade 6-12.

    January 8, February 11, March 5, April 17 & May 16

  • Evening Book Group
    6:45 PM-7:45 PM
    2019-05-16-2019-07-18

    Event Category: Adult Book Groups

    Target Audience: Adults (18+)

    The Evening Book Group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. in the library’s small meeting room.  Join us for some interesting reading and lively conversation.  No registration is required. All are welcome!  Free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate provided by the Friends of the Germantown Community Library!

    Visit our website or stop by the Reference Desk for specific dates and individual titles.

    Copies of the selected books are available at the Circulation Desk. Please bring your library card to check out a copy.

  • Evening Book Group
    6:45 PM-7:45 PM
    2019-05-16

    Event Category: Adult Book Groups

    Target Audience: Adults (18+)

    The Evening Book Group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. in the library’s small meeting room.  Join us for some interesting reading and lively conversation.  No registration is required. All are welcome!  Free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate provided by the Friends of the Germantown Community Library!

    Visit our website or stop by the Reference Desk for specific dates and individual titles.

    Copies of the selected books are available at the Circulation Desk. Please bring your library card to check out a copy.

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  • Creative Play Dates
    10:30 AM-12:00 PM
    2019-05-17

    Join Dare to Dream Theatre in this workshop designed to engage toddlers through creative play.  Activities include exploring elements of early literacy, creating artwork, meeting characters, and storytelling.  For kids 18 months to 5 years.

    January 18, February 15, March 15, April 12 & May 17

    Thank you to the Friends of the Germantown Community Library for their generous support of this program!

  • History Buff Book Group
    1:00 PM-2:00 PM
    2019-05-17

    Event Category: Adult Book Groups

    Target Audience: Adults (18+)

    The History Buff Book Group meets the 3rd Friday of each month from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the library’s large meeting room.  Join us for some interesting reading and lively conversation.  No registration is required. All are welcome!  Free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate provided by the Friends of the Germantown Community Library!

    Visit our website or stop by the Reference Desk for specific dates and individual titles.

    Copies of the selected books are available at the Circulation Desk. Please bring your library card to check out a copy.

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  • Rummage Sale
    7:00 AM-4:00 PM
    2019-05-18

    The MOMS Club Germantown-West will be hosting a Community Rummage Sale and Bake Sale in the Community Room.  We will also have kid’s crafts available in the storytime room.  All funds raised at the Community Rummage Sale will go towards benefiting the Children’s Area in the library.

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  • Memory Cafe
    3:00 PM-4:30 PM
    2019-05-20

    Event Category: Aging & Dementia

    Target Audience: Adults with early stage dementia, mild memory loss or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and a family member or care partner

    Join Washington County Master Gardener Lora Schrieiber as we learn about gardening, share our favorite experiences and make our own teacup gardens.  We will also have some delicious treats made from vegetables such as carrot cake and zucchini bread.

    A Memory Café is a social gathering for those who are experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss or mild cognitive impairment, and a family member or care partner. The Café is a place to have fun, find support, and share experiences.  Visit www.libraryproject.org to learn more.  Registration required.  Please contact Wendy Betley of the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900.  Additional Memory Cafes will be held on the 3rd Monday of every month, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. at libraries in Elm Grove, Brookfield & Menomonee Falls.

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  • Tech Support
    1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    2019-05-21

    The library will be hosting technical support consultations from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.  Please register by stopping by the Reference Desk calling the library at (262) 253-7760 or emailing William at wkressin@germantownlibrarywi.org.  Make sure to include the topic of your question so we can be prepared with instructions.  Can’t make the scheduled times?  Let us know and we can work to find a time that meets your scheduling needs.

    Some examples of questions include using library databases, downloading eBooks or eAudiobooks through Overdrive/Libby or RB Digital, using a tablet, setting up an email account, research assistance, genealogy research, signing up for Gale Courses, and printing.

    • May 7 & 21
    • June 4 & 18
    • July 2 & 16
    • August 6 & 20
    • September 3 & 17
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  • Mystery / Thriller Book Group
    9:15 AM-10:15 AM
    2019-05-23

    Event Category: Adult Book Groups

    Target Audience: Adults (18+)

    The Mystery/Thriller Book Group generally meets the 4th Thursday of each month from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the library’s large meeting room.  Join us for some interesting reading and lively conversation.  No registration is required. All are welcome!  Free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate provided by the Friends of the Germantown Community Library!

    Visit our website or stop by the Reference Desk for specific dates and individual titles.

    Copies of the selected books are available at the Circulation Desk. Please bring your library card to check out a copy.

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  • Monarch Catalog
    2:00 PM-3:00 PM
    2019-05-28

    TECH TALKS (Tuesdays @ 2:00 p.m.)

    Join us for informational sessions on using library resources and databases.  Each month we will focus on 1-2 different topics.  Registration is required.  Please call or visit the library to sign-up.

    • May 28: Monarch Catalog & Databases
    • June 25: Ancestry & Gale Courses
    • July 23: BadgerLink
    • August 27: RB Digital & Libby
    • September 24: A to Z Databases & Business Resources
    • October 22: Pronunciator & Foreign Language Resources
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  • WWI Exhibit Begins
    All day
    2019-05-30

    WORLD WAR I TRAVELING EXHIBIT

    Over 122,000 Wisconsin men and women served on land, sea, and in the air during World War I.  The traveling exhibit World War I Beyond the Trenches: Stories from the Front will be on display at the Germantown Community Library from Thursday, May 30 – Friday, June 14.  This exhibit from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum includes 16 banners and details first person accounts of individuals in Wisconsin that played a role in shaping global history.

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